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Daily Lift #39

Serenity Adds Up

Every moment of serenity adds up. In the magnificent brain that the Creator gave you, you have every positive moment stored up. Every moment of joy, every moment of courage, every moment of serene empowerment is stored in your brain.

Whenever you are serene, tell yourself, "Isn't it great that I feel serene now! This is presently being stored in my brain. It joins my other moments of serenity. The larger the library and storehouse of serenity in my brain, the easier it will be for me to access it at will."

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, Serenity, p.35)

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